SJU Study Abroad ScholarshipsSJU Study Abroad Grants:
Saint Joseph's University offers several scholarships from $500 to $1,500 for Saint Joseph's University students studying abroad on semester or year programs. Students who have not studied or traveled abroad in the past are strongly encouraged to apply. Awards are granted on the basis of merit, need, and the quality of the essay. Scholarships are for only one semester of study. Previous award winners are not eligible. Completed scholarship applications must be submitted in full to the Center for International Programs and received by March 15 for Fall programs and October 15 for Spring programs. All applications will be reviewed by a committee. All award decisions are final and may not be appealed. Please refer to the Study Abroad Grant Information Sheet for details on qualifications, eligibility, and expectations.
The Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick Irish Studies Fund
The Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick have generously donated monies to Saint Joseph's University to aid in the support of an SJU undergraduate student(s) who is accepted by SJU and the overseas university to study abroad in Ireland for a semester or year academic program. This award is made once a year. All students must apply by April 1st prior to the academic year during which they plan to study abroad. Scholarship award amounts vary year to year, but are estimated to be a minimum of $1,000 designated for tuition only and are awarded on a need and merit basis. Preference shall be given to students who pursue courses in Irish Studies or the Humanities while in Ireland.
Department of Asian Studies Scholarship
A limited number of scholarships are available to Asian Studies majors and minors for study in Asia, through SJU approved programs at The Beijing Center in China or Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, or through a petition program in Asia. Preference is given to Asian Studies majors & minors, but others are welcome to apply. Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis. Find out more information on the Department website, or by contacting Dr. David Carpenter or Dr. Susan Andrews for an application.
Department of Political Science Scholarship Thomas Fund Scholarships:
In addition to the financial assistance for lectures, the Thomas Family Fund provides funding to Political Science students who are studying abroad for a semester. In the last two years alone, four students have benefitted from the Thomas Family Fund. In spring 2010 Alyssa Ryan '11 studied in London and interned with a Member of the British Parliament; Frederick Roth '11, studied in Leuven, Belgium and interned in the European Union Parliament in spring 2010; Megan Scheidemann '11, also studied in Leuven, Belgium and interned for the European Union Parliament in spring 2009; Amar Sharif '12 traveled to South Africa for the fall 2010 semester and participated in the Marquette program. The Fall 2014 receipeint was Milena Vulopas, also headed to the Belgium Internship Program. To apply, click here.
Department of Modern and Classical Languages Scholarships:
Italian: The Coccia Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship provides matching funds, which range from $100 to $250 to students studying abroad in Italy. Requests are limited to once a semester. Requests for all Awards and Grants are submitted on Coccia Foundation Application Forms (one for Matching Funds the other for all other Awards) and are subject to approval of the Coccia Foundation Board of Trustees. For further information on criteria, click here. For an application, click here.
Department of Latin American Studies Scholarships:
The Charles F. Shreiner '50 Fund for Latin American Studies is the gift of several generous alumni of Latin American Studies at Saint Joseph's University. Thanks to this endowment, the Latin American Studies Program can now offer three $500 scholarships to SJU students to support study in Latin America. Applications must be delievered in person. For more information, please contact Dr. Heather Hennes.
Saint Joseph's University Fellowships Office
Saint Joseph's University Financial Aid Office
**All forms of financial aid can be applied to Saint Joseph’s semester abroad programs. This includes Saint Joseph’s grants, loans, scholarships, and state and federal awards, such as Pell Grants and Guaranteed Student Loans. Students who have questions about their current financial aid package should contact their Financial Aid Advisor.**
Scholarships Offered through SJU Approved Programs
IFSA-Butler (Approved Programs: Birkbeck College in London, Macquarie University (Sydney), University of Queensland (Brisbane), University of Melbourne, Argentina Universities Program)
IES (Approved Programs: European Culture and Society in Vienna, Paris - French Studies and Business and International Affairs)
CIEE (Ghana & Senegal only)
John Cabot University
Saint Louis University
*Always check with your Study Abroad program website to see if any scholarships or travel grants are offered!
Other External Study Abroad Scholarships
For a comprehensive list of 40+ national scholarships for studying abroad, please see our Outside Scholarships Chart. Note: These scholarships are not endorsed by the CIP, just provided as a starting place for your research. For the most up-to-date information, please see individual scholarship websites.
Additional Scholarship Search Engines:
- University of Minnesota, Learning Abroad Center.
- GoAbroad.com Scholarship Search
SJU Financial Aid
ALL financial aid & scholarships applying to your tuition are still in effect the semester that you are abroad, and you are required to pay SJU tuition. The same as a semester on hawk hill. Financial aid for housing costs will still apply, however, for most approved programs, students will be required to pay housing and program fees up front & out of pocket. This is especially true for students studying abroad in the fall semester, who must meet summer housing payment deadlines before their financial aid package for the academic year begins. In these cases, students can sometimes work out a delayed payment schedule with the study abroad program or international university. Please speak with a financial aid advisor about considering alternative loans.
External Financial Aid
- International Student Loan Center: The ISLP, developed by the International Education Finance Corporation (IEFC), offers Stafford and alternative loan programs for US students studying abroad. ISLP loans are funded by the Citizen Bank, Fleet Bank and Bank of America and are guaranteed by The Education Resources Institute (TERI).
- International Education Financial Aid
- FinAid! (National Association of Financial Aid Administrators)
- StudyAbroad.com Financial Aid Info